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Foxe's book of martyrs

Author: John Foxe
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Forgotten Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Book of Martyrs by John Foxe is an apocalyptically oriented English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, mainly in England, and other groups from former centuries who were seen by Foxe and others of his contemporaries, such as John Bale, to be forerunners of the Protestant Reformation through whom the lineage of the Church of England could be traced. Though the work is commonly known as Foxe's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Foxe
ISBN: 9781605060316 1605060313
OCLC Number: 635795835
Notes: Place of publication from last page.
"First published 1563. Republished 2007 by Forgotten Books."--Page iv.
Description: viii, 455 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Publisher's preface --
About the book and the author --
History of Christian martyrs to the first general persecutions --
The ten primitive persecutions --
Persecutions of the Christians in Persia --
Papal persecutions --
An account of the Inquisition --
An account of the persecutions in Italy, under the papacy --
An account of the life and persecutions of John Wickliffe --
An account of the persecutions in Bohemia under the papacy --
An account of the life and persecutions of Martin Luther --
General persecutions in Germany --
An account of the persecutions in the Netherlands --
The life and story of the true servant and martyr of God, William Tyndale --
An account of the life of John Calvin --
An account of the persecutions in Great Britain and Ireland, prior to the reign of Queen Mary I --
An account of the persecutions in Scotland during the reign of King Henry VIII --
Persecutions in England during the reign of Queen Mary --
Rise and progress of the Protestant religion in Ireland; with an account of the barbarous massacre of 1641 --
The rise, progress, persecutions, and sufferings of the Quakers --
An account of the life and persecutions of John Bunyan --
An account of the life of John Wesley --
Persecutions of the French Protestants in the south of France, during the years 1814 and 1820 --
The beginnings of American foreign missions.
Responsibility: by John Foxe.

Abstract:

The Book of Martyrs by John Foxe is an apocalyptically oriented English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, mainly in England, and other groups from former centuries who were seen by Foxe and others of his contemporaries, such as John Bale, to be forerunners of the Protestant Reformation through whom the lineage of the Church of England could be traced. Though the work is commonly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, the full title is Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, touching Matters of the Church. The work was lavishly produced and illustrated with a large number of woodcuts. The first part of the book covered early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, and a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement, as Wycliffe was viewed by men such as Foxe to be the the "morning star" of the Reformation. The second part dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, and the third with the reign and persecutions of Mary. - Publisher's preface.

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